Contested monarchy : integrating the Roman Empire in the fourth century AD / edited by Johannes Wienand ; Bruno Bleckmann [and seventeen others], contributors.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Oxford studies in late antiquity.
Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity
1 online resource (553 p.)
- Monarchy -- Rome -- History.
Emperors -- Rome -- History.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476.
Rome -- Kings and rulers.
Rome -- Politics and government -- 284-476.
- Electronic books.
- Contested Monarchy reappraises the wide-ranging and lasting transformation of the Roman monarchy between the Principate and Late Antiquity. The book takes as its focus the century from Diocletian to Theodosius I (284-395), a period during which the stability of monarchical rule depended heavily on the emperor''s mobility, on collegial or dynastic rule, and on the military resolution of internal political crises. At the same time, profound religious changes modified the premises of political interaction and symbolic communication between the emperor and his subjects, and administrative and mili
- Cover; Contested Monarchy; Series; Contested Monarchy; Copyright; Dedication; Preface and Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Contributors; Introduction; 1 The Cloak of Power: Dressing and Undressing the King; Part One Administering the Empire; 2 Domesticating the Senatorial Elite: Universal Monarchy and Transregional Aristocracy in the Fourth Century ad; 3 The Inflation of Rank and Privilege: Regulating Precedence in the Fourth Century ad; 6 Gaul and the Roman Emperors of the Fourth Century; 7 Regional Dynasties and Imperial Court
Part Two Performing the Monarchy8 Emperors, Usurpers, and the City of Rome: Performing Power from Diocletian to Theodosius; 9 O tandem felix civili, Roma, victoria! Civil-War Triumphs from Honorius to Constantine and Back; 10 Coping with the Tyrant's Faction: Civil-War Amnesties and Christian Discourses in the Fourth Century ad; 11 Pliny and Pacatus: Past and Present in Imperial Panegyric; 12 Born to Be Emperor: The Principle of Succession and the Roman Monarchy; 13 Performing Justice: The Penal Code of Constantine the Great; Part Three Balancing Religious Change
14 Speaking of Power: Christian Redefinition of the Imperial Role in the Fourth Century15 Constantine, Rome, and the Christians; 16 Constantine and the Tyche of Constantinople; 17 A Vain Quest for Unity: Creeds and Political (Dis)Integration in the Reign of Constantius II; 18 The Challenge of Religious Violence: Imperial Ideology and Policy in the Fourth Century; 19 The Famous 'Altar of Victory Controversy' in Rome: The Impact of Christianity at the End of the Fourth Century; Epilogue; 20 The Empire's Golden Shade: Icons of Sovereignty in an Age of Transition; Bibliography; Index Locorum
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
- Wienand, Johannes, editor.
Bleckmann, Bruno, contributor.
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